Valve upgrades Steam Deck to OLED and improved internals
The Steam Deck OLED is coming on November 16.
The Steam Deck OLED has a slightly larger screen at 7.4 inches but the same 1280x800 resolution, HDR support, an upgraded battery at 50Wh, Wi-Fi 6E, and a new 6nm APU that should be better for battery life.
- 7.4-inch OLED screen running at 90Hz refresh rate
- New 6nm AMD APU for better battery life
- Bigger 50Wh battery for between three and twelve hours of playtime
- Improved storage capacity on every tier
- Limited Edition model with transparent case and 1TB of storage
- Wi-Fi 6E
READ MORE: How much is the Steam Deck OLED?
It’s the same size and shape as the existing model, so most of the best Steam Deck accessories will still work, but the screen is now increased to 7.4 inches in size and is a 90Hz OLED panel with HDR support.
The upgrades continue under the hood with a bigger battery, more storage, and a new processor.
Steam Deck OLED has more going on under the hood
For starters, the AMD APU that powers the
The battery has been increased in size to 50Wh (a 25% increase), adding up to three to twelve hours of playtime. And connectivity has improved, with Wi-Fi 6E and a dedicated Bluetooth antenna for when using multiple controllers.
The touchscreen is now 7.4 inches (up from 7) and supports HDR, but hasn’t changed resolution from 1280×800. That’s okay, although the exciting thing is HDR support, something that was lacking on Linux before now.
Storage tiers now start from 512GB ($549), and there’s a 1TB option for $649. Or buyers in the US and Canada can get a Limited Edition with a transparent case, limited edition carrying case, and some digital extras.
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